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Hi,

Facebook notifications are becoming annoying. After I have clicked on the notifications menu, the number still appears just like in the image below. Is there a way for me to get rid of these notifications / messages? I don't like to click on these items one by one. (Actually, I've already clicked on these items one by one but Facebook keeps on listing it in my notifications with red numbers)

Can anyone help me trace how I can make the Facebook server mark the notifications as viewed? I believe the Facebook UI client loads a URL to notify the server that the notifications have been read.

(or if you know another trick)

I tried loading http://www.facebook.com/notifications.php but it still lists the items in the notifications box with the red number.

Thank you!

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by:chilternPC
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well the notifications can't be turned off , theycan be turned off sending an email or text, but the facebook app will inform you when you have a new notification.
ifthey ae still appearing after you have read them then its probably your browser settings,
try pressing <ctrl><F5> while viewing the page  (forces the browser to refetch the pagefrom the server)
also try clearing out the browser temporar5y files and changing how log the browser takes to check at the serverfor an uptodate display
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by:rationalboss
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That doesn't work.. I'm actually looking for a JS trick that could do this. Probably a greasemonkey script OR a JS code?
I just don't like seeing the red notifications after I have already viewed them, I still want to see them - I don't want to disable notifications. I just want it to stop showing the red thing with a number..
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they should go when you have viewed what they are.
try a different browser to see if its a problem with a add on or maybe some privacy setting so it doesn't know you've looked at them
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by:rationalboss
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It was Adblock Plus :)
I added a rule for

www.facebook.com/ajax/presence*

and facebook know notifications have been sent by loading the following page:

www.facebook.com/ajax/presence/notifications_read.php?*

So, I added an exception. Thank you!
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